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Popular Music Performance - Bass, Guitar, Drums or Vocals BIMM Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Sussex

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Course summary

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If you’re a musician who wishes to develop your technical, performance and musicianship skills to a professional level, then the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance will help turn your passion for music into a career. The programme combines high-level instrumental study with the opportunity to engage with music technology, songwriting skills, and a wide range of modern music styles.
As a graduate you’ll have developed into a well-rounded, versatile musician capable of performing a variety of musical styles, and comfortable in wearing a number of different musical hats. You’ll be ready to pursue a range of different career options, including session musician, touring artist, theatrical musician, musical director and arranger/composer.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Main
  • Vocals

Modules

Year 1
Techniques and Styles 1
Performance Studies 1
Ensemble Skills 1
Musicianship
Music Technology
Music Business

Year 2
Techniques and styles 2
Performance Studies 2
Ensemble Skills 2
Cultural Perspectives
Recording, Mixing and Production 1
Composing and Arranging
Creative Performance and Technology

Year 3
Performance Project
Performance Studies 3
Techniques and Styles 3
Professional Development
Recording, Mixing and Production 2
Composition for Media
Music Teaching Practice
Analytical Perspectives

Assessment method

Students are assessed in the following ways:
Practical Exams
Written exams
Practical coursework
Multimedia coursework
Written coursework
Presentations


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W315
Institution code B39
Campus name BIMM London
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Applicants that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must meet guidelines set by UKVI and will be required to have a consultation with a member of the admissions team upon acceptance. Tier 4 students can currently study at our Brighton, Bristol, London and Manchester campuses.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points To include two A Levels at grade C, or an equivalent level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma at MM
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by a member of the admissions team to arrange an assessment to determine your suitability for the course.

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Overall score no lower than 178, with no lower than 170 achieved in each band
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Over all score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in each Band

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,650 * Year 1
EU £7,650 * Year 1
International £13,150 * Year 1
England £7,650 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,650 * Year 1
Scotland £7,650 * Year 1
Wales £7,650 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

At BIMM we’re determined to offer our students exceptionally good value for money. All BIMM three-year undergraduate degree courses taught in the UK are priced at £7,650 for UK and EU students, £1,600 less than many UK universities. UK/EU students studying in the UK For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by November 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. Course fees are subject to increase each academic year and do not cover: - Visa application costs (international tier 4 applicants) - Living costs (rent/bills/travel) - Equipment required for your course (computer and software/instrument/books Each year BIMM are able to offer a limited number of Scholarships and bursaries to applicants who are in financial hardship. For further information please visit the BIMM Website : www.bimm.co.uk. Applications will open in April 2019.

Sponsorship information

Each academic year, we’re able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants who are in financial hardship. For further information please visit the BIMM website: www.bimm.co.uk. Applications will open in April 2019

Provider information

Visit our website

BIMM
38-42 Brunswick Street West
Hove
BN3 1EL


Clearing contact details

BIMM Admissions Office

08442 646 666


Course contact details

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Admissions Team

0844 2646 666